Adhoc Dec 26th stasting in NYC

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Re: Adhoc Dec 26th stasting in NYC

Post by SushiNorth » 18:17 Sat 20 Dec 2008

I have a non-drinking friend that I may bring to this tasting (aka my DD heh) if that's ok.
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Re: Adhoc Dec 26th stasting in NYC

Post by jdaw1 » 05:01 Mon 22 Dec 2008

DD = Designated Driver? Sure.

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Re: Adhoc Dec 26th stasting in NYC

Post by g-man » 19:28 Mon 22 Dec 2008

Recap for new page:

Attendees:
Julian,
Josh,
Jeff,
MIke
Designated Driver.

Wines:
Fonseca 1970, 1977, 2000, 2003

Location:
Julian's place.

Food: We could grab dinner at the neighborhood French Roast?
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Re: Adhoc Dec 26th stasting in NYC

Post by SushiNorth » 21:07 Mon 22 Dec 2008

Heh, i was considering swinging by Didier's again or finding some Tapas...
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Post by g-man » 21:50 Mon 22 Dec 2008

SushiNorth wrote:Heh, i was considering swinging by Didier's again or finding some Tapas...
I thought that was for teh jan 3rd tasting?
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Re: Adhoc Dec 26th stasting in NYC

Post by g-man » 22:30 Mon 22 Dec 2008

http://www.localwineevents.com/New-York ... 19829.html

might I suggest a poo tasting as a palate cleansing break from port?
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Re: Adhoc Dec 26th stasting in NYC

Post by jdaw1 » 23:04 Mon 22 Dec 2008

If the shampers tasting, ‟6:30 PM - 8:30 PM”, is to be a ‟break from port”. then we’d have to start the port at, say, 2:30pm. That works for me, but my understanding is that Josh is doing something intellectual in the afternoon i.e., isn’t with us.

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Post by g-man » 23:16 Mon 22 Dec 2008

or perhaps we do a first tasting of the ports. Allow to open decant for another hour while doing some bubbly tasting.
and come back and retaste to see if air time has perhaps improved quality of tasted ports?
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Re: Adhoc Dec 26th stasting in NYC

Post by SushiNorth » 00:19 Tue 23 Dec 2008

jdaw1 wrote:If the shampers tasting, ‟6:30 PM - 8:30 PM”, is to be a ‟break from port”. then we’d have to start the port at, say, 2:30pm. That works for me, but my understanding is that Josh is doing something intellectual in the afternoon i.e., isn’t with us.
Yeah, based on the 5:30+ and the threat of food before hand, I was thinking this was an evening tasting. Was planning on wandering around NYC for a bit during the day, catching a bite, then heading over to our port venue :)
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Re: Adhoc Dec 26th stasting in NYC

Post by SushiNorth » 00:28 Tue 23 Dec 2008

Moving this item over here:
jdaw1 wrote:
SushiNorth wrote:Question -- how do we want to do decanting times for the babies? The 03 will be really raw, but we could decant them 24-48 hours in advance...
half into a sealed, refrigerated bottle
half into a decanter for oxidation
I like the split decanting.
are you guys still game for this Fonseca 03 decanting plan?
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Re: Adhoc Dec 26th stasting in NYC

Post by jdaw1 » 02:33 Tue 23 Dec 2008

Split decanting OK with me.

Also, what time should the ’70 be decanted?

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Re: Adhoc Dec 26th stasting in NYC

Post by g-man » 02:48 Tue 23 Dec 2008

jdaw1 wrote:Split decanting OK with me.

Also, what time should the ’70 be decanted?
i'M going to decant the F77 7:30 am before heading out to work...
as based on uncle tom's notes perhaps this would do well with the early open.

as with the 70s, it sounds like 4-5 hours might be a sweet spot
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Post by g-man » 03:39 Thu 25 Dec 2008

Hey Tbird can you decant the Fonseca 97 for 24 hours closed cork?
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Re: Adhoc Dec 26th stasting in NYC

Post by g-man » 04:41 Thu 25 Dec 2008

Btw, Julien, can we get to your place earlier?

I actualyl get out of work around 3:00-3:30 so i would be at your place by 4:00pm ...

Is that okay for everyone else?

Lineup is Fonseca 70, 77, 97, 03 ...

and a possible champagne break in between =)
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Re: Adhoc Dec 26th stasting in NYC

Post by jdaw1 » 05:37 Thu 25 Dec 2008

Works for me, but perhaps not for Josh. Julian.

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Post by TBird » 18:47 Thu 25 Dec 2008

yes. do you mean decant and immediately pour back into bottle?
g-man wrote:Hey Tbird can you decant the Fonseca 97 for 24 hours closed cork?
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Post by jdaw1 » 19:06 Thu 25 Dec 2008

The TPF Offline Guide wrote:Q: Given that decanting hours in advance is recommended for most VPs, how is that handled?
Decanting in advance is indeed important, and is discussed a little ahead of the event. Usual practice is to double-decant (that is, decant into a clean something, rinse original bottle thoroughly with water, rinse it once more with a small splash of the port that is then discarded, pour port back into original bottle). Usual time for decanting is the morning of the event, but as it can depend on the type and age of the port, it is usually worked out as part of the offline planning.

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Re: Adhoc Dec 26th stasting in NYC

Post by SushiNorth » 21:00 Thu 25 Dec 2008

I'll tell you what, if we arrange this tasting such that it is in the afternoon, (4pm) but can avoid having it run all night I can adjust my dinner plans/etc accordingly too.
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Re: Adhoc Dec 26th stasting in NYC

Post by g-man » 21:39 Thu 25 Dec 2008

SushiNorth wrote:I'll tell you what, if we arrange this tasting such that it is in the afternoon, (4pm) but can avoid having it run all night I can adjust my dinner plans/etc accordingly too.

okay let's do it at 4pm
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Re: Adhoc Dec 26th stasting in NYC

Post by jdaw1 » 21:58 Thu 25 Dec 2008

This tasting won’t run all night.

But immediately after this tasting finishes, at Tame O’Clock, there will be another tasting, with the theme of drinking the remnants from the first tasting. That second ‘Remnants Tasting’ may well run all night.

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Re: Adhoc Dec 26th stasting in NYC

Post by SushiNorth » 00:05 Fri 26 Dec 2008

3PM today:
2003 Fonseca poured (unfiltered) into a half bottle, corked, and refrigerated; other half decanted/coffee-filtered and left in the decanter.
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Re: Adhoc Dec 26th stasting in NYC

Post by TBird » 02:21 Fri 26 Dec 2008

5pm decanted the 97 for sediment and within 15 minutes poured back into bottle and recorked.

ps - sorry to mess up the placemats but can i bring a friend? i'll also tow the .375 2000...which is NOT decanted yet...

pss - he doesn't have to be on the placemat and i swear he is potty trained.... :lol:
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Re: Adhoc Dec 26th stasting in NYC

Post by g-man » 02:58 Fri 26 Dec 2008

Okay new line up

Fonseca 70, 77, 97, 00, 03

Tasters:

Julian,
Josh,
Jeff,
Tbird
Tbird + 1

4pm tomorrow. See you guys then!
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Post by TBird » 03:34 Fri 26 Dec 2008

00 decanted... 88)
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Re: Adhoc Dec 26th stasting in NYC

Post by g-man » 04:18 Fri 26 Dec 2008

Sushi, Tbird, want to post T+0 notes?
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